Samsung and the University of Texas conspire for thought controlled tablets - SlashGear
Electronics giant Samsung is working with researchers at the University of Texas on a project that has to do with providing control of a tablet using brain waves.
Electronics giant Samsung is working with researchers at the University of Texas on a project that has to do with providing control of a tablet using brain waves.

Samsung and the University of Texas conspire for thought controlled tablets - SlashGear

Electronics giant Samsung is working with researchers at the University of Texas on a project that has to do with providing control of a tablet using brain waves.


Electronics giant Samsung is working with researchers at the University of Texas on a project that has to do with providing control of a tablet using brain waves.

Researchers Trigger Memories by Stimulating Individual Neurons:
MIT researchers have shown, for the first time ever, that memories are stored in specific brain cells. By triggering a small cluster of neurons, the researchers were able to force the subject to recall a specific memory. By removing these neurons, the subject would lose that memory.
As you can imagine, the trick here is activating individual neurons, which are incredibly small and not really the kind of thing you can attach electrodes to. To do this, the researchers used optogenetics, a bleeding edge sphere of science that involves the genetic manipulation of cells so that they’re sensitive to light. These modified cells are then triggered using lasers; you drill a hole through the subject’s skull and point the laser at a small cluster of neurons.

(via MIT discovers the location of memories: Individual neurons | ExtremeTech)

via joshbyard:

Researchers Trigger Memories by Stimulating Individual Neurons:

MIT researchers have shown, for the first time ever, that memories are stored in specific brain cells. By triggering a small cluster of neurons, the researchers were able to force the subject to recall a specific memory. By removing these neurons, the subject would lose that memory.

As you can imagine, the trick here is activating individual neurons, which are incredibly small and not really the kind of thing you can attach electrodes to. To do this, the researchers used optogenetics, a bleeding edge sphere of science that involves the genetic manipulation of cells so that they’re sensitive to light. These modified cells are then triggered using lasers; you drill a hole through the subject’s skull and point the laser at a small cluster of neurons.

(via MIT discovers the location of memories: Individual neurons | ExtremeTech)

via joshbyard:

New microscope records firing of thousands of individual neurons in 3-D | Physorg.com
Some disorders of the brain are obvious — the massive death of brain cells after a stroke, the explosion in the growth of cells that marks a tumor. Other disorders, such as autism, schizophrenia and mental retardation show no physical signs of damage and are believed to be caused by problems in how brain cells communicate with one another. 

New microscope records firing of thousands of individual neurons in 3-D | Physorg.com

Some disorders of the brain are obvious — the massive death of brain cells after a stroke, the explosion in the growth of cells that marks a tumor. Other disorders, such as autism, schizophrenia and mental retardation show no physical signs of damage and are believed to be caused by problems in how brain cells communicate with one another. 

emergentfutures:

Brain Volume Linked to Social Networking
Linear regression revealed a positive correlation in amygdala size with  both social network size and complexity. This effect showed no  lateralization, meaning both left and right amygdala volumes followed  this relationship. In addition, the effect is relatively specific, as  other social factors like life satisfaction and perceived social support  failed to correlate with amygdala volume.
Paul Higgins: The Amygdala is located deep in our brain and is part of the older parts of the brain that are involved with emotional processing and responses rather than rational responses.

emergentfutures:

Brain Volume Linked to Social Networking

Linear regression revealed a positive correlation in amygdala size with both social network size and complexity. This effect showed no lateralization, meaning both left and right amygdala volumes followed this relationship. In addition, the effect is relatively specific, as other social factors like life satisfaction and perceived social support failed to correlate with amygdala volume.

Paul Higgins: The Amygdala is located deep in our brain and is part of the older parts of the brain that are involved with emotional processing and responses rather than rational responses.

(via ibmsocialbiz)

Innovation: Go to hospital to see computing’s future - New Scientist
A new report on the future of human-computer interaction from the Gartner Group may suggest how healthcare spearheads new technologies such as voice recognition, eye tracking, VR, haptics, and brain-computer interfaces.

Innovation: Go to hospital to see computing’s future - New Scientist

A new report on the future of human-computer interaction from the Gartner Group may suggest how healthcare spearheads new technologies such as voice recognition, eye tracking, VR, haptics, and brain-computer interfaces.

"This video is mind blowing. Well, for Dharmendra S. Modha, manager of cognitive computing at the IBM Almaden Research Center, his job is mind developing. Er, coming up with a computing brain that mimics our own. This is a HUGE challenge and he talks about all the people and organizations that IBM is working with to make this happen.” (Scobleizer TV on Fast Company)

What is intelligence if it isn’t defined by behavior?
"The brain uses vast amounts of memory to create a model of the world. Everything you know and have learned is stored in this model. The brain uses this memory-based model to make continuous predictions of future events. It is the ability to make predictions about the future that is the crux of intelligence. I will describe the brain’s predictive ability in depth; it is the core idea in the book."
On Intelligence, by Jeff Hawkins, co-founder of Palm Computing and Numenta Inc., which is developing a new type of computer memory system modeled after the human neocortex.

What is intelligence if it isn’t defined by behavior?

"The brain uses vast amounts of memory to create a model of the world. Everything you know and have learned is stored in this model. The brain uses this memory-based model to make continuous predictions of future events. It is the ability to make predictions about the future that is the crux of intelligence. I will describe the brain’s predictive ability in depth; it is the core idea in the book."

On Intelligence, by Jeff Hawkins, co-founder of Palm Computing and Numenta Inc., which is developing a new type of computer memory system modeled after the human neocortex.